November TV release: Dickinson season 3 – Apple TV+
The third and final season of quirky AppleTV+ period drama Dickinson arrives in November, and though we’re all likely sad to say goodbye to this truly original show, all signs point to it going out with a bang.
Dickinson season 3 will take place during the American Civil War — an event whose precipitating events have been hinted at in the show’s previous seasons — a tumultuous time for our nation and the period in which the real-life Dickinson was at her most prolific as a writer. (Though historically, we tend not to remember her as a war poet, Dickinson is believed to have penned up to half of her work during this period.)
Season 3 will see Emily struggle to find purpose and meaning in her work as thousands of young men die across the country and things like poetry feel more useless than ever before in the face of such sustained darkness and horror. (This is perhaps a feeling that many of us can relate to nowadays, as we shout into the void of a world dealing with its own share of catastrophes, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change.)
The series stars Hailee Steinfeld – who also has the Marvel series Hawkeye hitting screens this month – alongside Toby Huss, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Amanda Warren, Chinaza Uche, and Jane Krakowski. Recurring guest stars Wiz Khalifa, Zosia Mamet, and Will Pullen are back for the final run of episodes. And new guest stars include Ziwe as Sojourner Truth, Billy Eichner as Walt Whitman, and Chloe Fineman as Sylvia Plath.
Dickinson season 3 premieres on November 5.